“To Kill A Mockingbird” Is A Classic Novel Of American

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a classic novel of American literature. It brings many useful lessons regarding racist and prejudiced people to readers. The novel was written by Harper Lee and published in 1960. A narrator of the novel is Harper Lee herself. Its characters and themes were built based on an observation of Harper Lee when she was ten years old. In the novel, the author mentioned that she lived with her father. Her mother died when she was two. Lee’s father, Atticus Finch, has played as a moral hero and an integrity lawyer. Also, he has served in the novel as a widowed father. Thus, he needs to raise two young children alone, and indeed parenting is considered as the most responsible as well as a difficult job. Therefore, even…show more content…
Scout and Atticus enjoy their reading time together. “I could not remember when the lines above Atticus 's moving finger separated into words, but I had stared at them all the evenings in my memory, listening to the news of the day, … - anything Atticus happened to be reading when I crawled into his lap every night.”. Besides, in comparison with another father character - Bob Ewell, Atticus’ personality is a huge contrast. Bob Ewell is a horrible, alcoholic, and selfish father. Atticus once describes Bob as: “It’s against the law, all right…- and it’s certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey, his children have a way of crying from hunger pains. I don’t know of any landowner around here who begrudges those children any game their father can hit.” On the other hand, Atticus is a kind and gentle father, and never he loses his temper when Jem and Scout are naughty or disobedient. He never uses a spanking to punish his children. He always teaches them in a reasonable way. "Atticus, you 've never laid a hand on her." "I admit that. So far I 've been able to get by with threats. Jack, she minds me as well as she can. Doesn 't come up to scratch half the time, but she tries." “Atticus ain’t ever whipped me since I can remember. I wanna keep it that way”. In short, Atticus loves his children and always puts his love beyond his interest.

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